03/31/15 – SAFMC Reminder: SAFMC Currently Seeking Applications for Scientific Advisors – Applications due April 19, 2015

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

CONTACT:  John Carmichael

SEDAR Program Manager

Toll Free 866/SAFMC-10 or 843/571-4366


SAFMC Currently Seeking Applications for Scientific Advisors -  Applications due April 19, 2015 

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Application materials are available by contacting John Carmichael - john.carmichael@safmc.net or 843.571.4366

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the SSC Socio-Economics Panel (SEP). Membership is open to any qualified scientist, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. The Council will review applications at its June 8-12, 2015 meeting. Applications received by April 19, 2015 will be submitted to the Council for consideration.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the country. Each council has an SSC responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans and actions, and developing fishing level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries management guidelines. The South Atlantic Council’s SSC meets at least twice a year to address a broad range of topics, including stock assessments, management action evaluations, social and economic analyses, habitat evaluations and ecosystem management issues. SSC members also play a key role in developing and reviewing stock assessments through participation in SEDAR, the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review program. SAFMC SSC members serve 3-year terms and may be appointed to multiple terms.

The SSC Social and Economics Sciences Panel consists of experts in these fields who provide recommendations to the Council through the SSC on social and economic aspects of Council actions. Individuals may serve on the SSC, the SEP, or both. The SEP typically meets once per year.

Anyone with expertise and experience in the areas of fisheries biology, population dynamics, fisheries research and monitoring, and social and economic analyses of natural resources, especially as applied to fish species in the South Atlantic, is encouraged to apply by submitting a CV, NMFS Financial Disclosure Statement, and a cover letter. The cover letter should highlight qualifications and experience, and indicate receipt and acceptance of the SAFMC SSC job description. Application materials, including the Financial Disclosure form and SAFMC SSC job description, and details on the application process may be obtained by contacting John Carmichael at the SAFMC john.carmichael@safmc.net or (843)571-4366.